There’s a major triathlon Sunday morning that promises impact to Belle Isle and Venetian Island residents even though no part of the race includes the Venetian Causeway.
Escape to Miami starts at 7 a.m. from Margaret Pace Park, in Miami, on North Bayshore just north of the Omni-Venetia complex. There is a .9 mile swim, then a 24-mile bike ride across the Julia Tuttle Causeway (several times) and includes rides on Alton Road almost all the way to Dade Boulevard. It finishes with a 10K run across the McArthur Causeway.
So, while competitors don’t cross the Venetian, there will be traffic delays on the causeways to our north and south, and disruptions on Alton Road on Miami Beach and around The Miami Herald building and the Arsht Center in Miami.
It’s a major event and a great challenge for the athletes. The entire event should be over by 11 a.m. But if you want to venture out Sunday morning, be careful — and patient.